CIEN E3129 Project Management for Construction Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Columbia University Fall 2013

Course Description
Course Overview Introduction to Project Management for design and construction processes. Elements of planning, estimating, scheduling, bidding, and contractual relationships. Computer scheduling and cost control. Critical path method. Design and construction activities. Field supervision. This course is designed to acquaint students with the principles and processes involved in managing design and construction projects. Project managers fulfill many roles on projects that require skills in coordination and communication in addition to technical skills. Moreover, an effective project manager should have a solid understanding of engineering economic fundamentals and the legal aspects that may impact their projects or profession. Upon completing the course, a student should be able to:  Understand the stages of the design and construction process  Apply fundamental engineering economic analyses to calculate present/future worth, rates of return, depreciation and income taxes on projects  Develop project schedules and perform scheduling calculations  Analyze project progress in terms of earned value  Understand fundamental concepts regarding construction contracts, negotiation and dispute resolution  Appreciate the importance of labor and safety issues

Course Goals

Course Outline
Date 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Topic(s) Course Overview & Introduction Engineering & Construction Processes Company Organization & Management I Company Organization & Management II Planning & Scheduling I Planning & Scheduling II Managing Money I Mid-Term Exam Managing Money II University Holiday-No Class Construction Equipment Labor, Cost Estimating Project Control; Project Presentations Project Presentations; Conclusion

Dr. Julius Chang, P.E.

Construction Engineering & Management Program

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Course will utilize the Courseworks system for administration. Legal.5% Midterm.5% Homework Assignments. 6. phone – (212) 854-2396. Sustainability 3. Schapiro 2. Julius Chang. Instructor Contact Information: office – 614 SW Mudd . T. 22. lecture notes and assignments will be posted to course site at http://courseworks. and Senior.edu 3. Office Hours: Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 PM and Thursdays 2:00-4:00 PM or by appointment.A: TBD. The readings from the text and other sources are very important for this course. 22. 12/3-paper due date Dr.5% Project Report & Presentation. (b) posted to the course web site or (c) available through Columbia Libraries’ ejournals. B. 22. Innovation 2. Construction Management. announcements. the course examination may include any material presented in the text or the readings. 1:10 – 3:40 PM. 9.CIEN E3129 Project Management for Construction Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Columbia University Fall 2013 Course Administration 1. Other readings will be: (a) distributed in class. 8. Grading: 10% Class Participation. Labor.5% Final. P. 4th Ed John Wiley & Sons. Room 415. (2011).W. 10/1-topic selection. 11/26 & 12/3 – oral presentations. e-mail TBD Office Hours: TBD 5. 10/29-2-page summary.E. Text: Halpin. Construction Engineering & Management Program 2 .columbia. e-mail – jc1041@columbia. 22. Safety & Quality Issues Key project dates: 9/10-Team Assignments. ((Soft Cover) ISBN: 9781119919445). 4.edu. 7. Time & Location: Tuesday. New York.A. D. Group Project: Teams of 4 students each will be assigned to write and present a paper on one of the following three broad topics as they pertain to construction practice: 1.

J. Chapter 4 2. P. (1992) “Why Buildings Fall Down”. Levy. 58-67. Halpin & Senior. Julius Chang. Halpin & Senior. 3 & 18 2. Journal of Management in Engineering. M. (2000).CIEN E3129 Project Management for Construction Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Columbia University Fall 2013 Course Syllabus (HO=hand-out. “Toward a New Paradigm: Simultaneous Use of Multiple Project Delivery Methods”. CW Topic(s): Assignment: 9/17 Lesson 3 – Company Organization & Management I    Contract Types Contract Terms Project Delivery Methods Topic(s): Assignment: Reading(s): 1. Norton: New York. Halpin & Senior. M. EJ 9/24 Lesson 4 – Company Organization & Management II    Institutions Firm Legal Structure Impact of Taxes Topic(s): Assignment: Reading(s): 1. Chapters 5 & 6 Dr. 16(3). Chapters 2. Chapter 15. Construction Engineering & Management Program 3 . Halpin & Senior.E. Miller. CW=course web-site) 9/3 Lesson 1 – Course Overview & Introduction  Course Administration & Overview  What is Project Management?  Overview of the Construction Industry  Sustainable Construction Reading(s): 1.B et al. and Salvador. Chapter 1 Topic(s): Assignment: 9/10 Lesson 2 – Engineering & Construction Processes  Anatomy of a Project  Procurement Process  Contract Documents  Submittals & Approvals Reading(s): 1. EJ = electronic journal.

S. (2008) Construction Project Management. O. Chapter 7 2. et al. Construction Engineering & Management Program 4 . CW 10/8 Lesson 6 – Planning & Scheduling II  Bar Charts  Network Schedule Analysis  PERT  Schedule Crashing Reading(s): 1. Halpin & Senior.E. Chapter 6-Production Planning. Julius Chang. Ammann. pp. Halpin & Senior.H. Chapter 10 10/22 Lesson 8 – Mid-Term Exam Topic(s): Assignment:  Lessons 1-6 Reading(s): None 10/29 Lesson 9 – Managing Money II Topic(s):  Project Cash Flow  Project Funding Assignment: Reading(s): Dr. Sears. 5-21. Journal of the Construction Division. Chapters 8 & 9 Topic(s): Assignment: 10/15 Lesson 7 – Managing Money I Topic(s): Assignment:  Time Value of Money  Cash Flow Valuation Reading(s): 1. 92(2). (1966) “Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Conception of Design and Construction Procedure”. CW 3. Halpin & Senior.K. P.CIEN E3129 Project Management for Construction Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Columbia University Fall 2013 10/1 Lesson 5 – Planning & Scheduling I     Work Breakdown Structure WBS Example (Verrazano Narrows Bridge) Production Planning Estimating Activity Durations Topic(s): Assignment: Reading(s): 1.

C. Tatum. al. Halpin & Senior. Chapters 11 & 12 11/12 Lesson 10 – Construction Equipment Topic(s):  Equipment Costs  Equipment Productivity  Earthmoving Equipment Reading(s): 1. Halpin & Senior.CIEN E3129 Project Management for Construction Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Columbia University Fall 2013 1. EJ 11/19 Lesson 11 – Labor. Conclusion  Term Project Presentations  Course Summary Reading(s): None Project Reports Due. P. Construction Engineering & Management Program 5 . “Systems Analysis of Technical Advances in Earthmoving Equipment”. 132(9). Halpin & Senior. Chapters 15 & 16 11/26 Lesson 12 – Project Control Project Presentations I Topic(s):  Cost Accounts  Earned Value Method  Term Project Presentations Reading(s): 1. 976-986. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. (2006. Chapter 17 Assignment: 12/3 Lesson 13 – Project Presentations II. pp.4 2. Presentations Topic(s): Assignment: Dr.E.B et. Halpin & Senior.1-14. Chapters 13 & 14. Cost Estimating Topic(s):     Labor Estimate Types Methods of Cost Determination Airport Estimate Example Assignment: Assignment: Reading(s): 1. Julius Chang.

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